Zoo Thematic Unit

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Zoo Thematic Unit

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Product Description

Bring the Zoo into your classroom with this Developmentally Appropriate "At The Zoo" Thematic Unit. This unit is strategically linked to the Common Core Standards, and many of the lessons are scripted for easy delivery.

This Zoo unit is a collection of engaging play-based activities that make learning fun and appropriate.

The unit is divided into areas of literature, music, art, literacy, math, worksheets, science, creative writing, word wall, and guided reading. The activities are clearly written, easy to use, and need limited amounts of preparation. 

Table of Contents

Literacy Activities

Monkey Food: Decoding Words

Zoo Zap: Reading Sight Words

Around The Zoo: Reading Sentences

Cat Families: Using Word Families to Extend Reading Skills

Cat Family Writing: Word Family Writing 

Boo At The Zoo: Writing oo Words

Math Activities

The Zoo Shop: Counting With One to One Correspondence

The Zebra Exhibit: Identifying Numbers

The Zoo Take Away: Subtracting Numbers Within Five

Hiss: Identifying Two and Three Dimensional Shapes

Zero Zebras: Comparing Numbers

Monkey Math: Subtraction Problems

The Zoo Keeper: Comparing Numbers

Math Journal Prompt Labels

Science

Animal Comparisons: Observing & Describing Characteristics

Monkey Bread: Combining Ingredients

Guided Reading Books

Going To The Zoo

Class Made Books

A Trip To The Zoo

Writing

Zoo Word Wall

The Animals at the Zoo

What Does a Zookeeper Do?

Art Projects

Paint a Zoo: Painting a Zoo Scene

Paper Bag Monkey: Making a Primate Friend

Crocodile: Constructing a Crocodile Pet

The Zoo: Portfolio Page

Songs/Fingerplays

Jumbo Elephant

Over at the Zoo

Way Down Yonder

Boa Constrictor

Sally The Camel


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Table of Contents

Literacy Activities:
Monkey Food: Decoding Words
Zoo Zap: Reading Sight Words
Around The Zoo: Reading Sentences
Cat Families: Using Word Families to Extend Reading Skills
Cat Family Writing: Word Family Writing
Boo At The Zoo: Writing oo Words

Math Activities:
The Zoo Shop: Counting With One to One Correspondence
The Zebra Exhibit: Identifying Numbers
The Zoo Take Away: Subtracting Numbers Within Five
Hiss: Identifying Two and Three Dimensional Shapes
Zero Zebras: Comparing Numbers
Monkey Math: Subtraction Problems
The Zoo Keeper: Comparing Numbers
Math Journal Prompt Labels

Science:
Animal Comparisons: Observing & Describing Characteristics
Monkey Bread: Combining Ingredients

Guided Reading Books:
Going To The Zoo
Class Made Books
A Trip To The Zoo

Writing:
Zoo Word Wall
The Animals at the Zoo
What Does a Zookeeper Do?

Art Projects:
Paint a Zoo: Painting a Zoo Scene
Paper Bag Monkey: Making a Primate Friend
Crocodile: Constructing a Crocodile Pet
The Zoo: Portfolio Page

Songs/Fingerplays:
Jumbo Elephant
Over at the Zoo
Way Down Yonder
Boa Constrictor
Sally The Camel

Total Pages: 116

Wow!! This is an amazing interdisciplinary packet. The children thoroughly enjoyed all of the activities that we used. It was a great resource for me. It is so well organized.
Great resource and addition to my zoo theme. Thank you :)
This is a great resource. I have used it a lot in my class. Thanks
Just what I needed! Thanks!